Meet Chang Bin Yim

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Chang Bin Yim is the retired vice president of Textile Rubber and Chemical, a chemical and technology company with manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the world. He came to Warrensburg from Seoul, South Korea, and earned degrees in math and chemistry in 1963. After earning a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Missouri, he started his career with Textile Rubber. This fall, Chang was honored at the Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner during Homecoming.

While working his way to vice president, he started some 25 companies that involved exchanged goods between America and Asia. Through his side ventures, which most notably includes Numatex, Inc. in Japan, Korea Texacort in South Korea and Chanhua Company in China, he became immensely successful.

In 2000, he became involved with the Korean American Chamber of Commerce and served as its president from 2000-01. His job involved working with small and medium Korean manufacturing companies and helping to organize the 4,500-some Koreans who travel overseas to do business.

As a result of his achievements, Yim was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Winners of this prestigious award are recognized by the U.S. Congress and listed in the Congressional Record. He also received the South Korean government’s highest honor, Mukkungwa, for his work. His ultimate goal is to unite South and North Korea and the 10 million families separated by the Korean War.

Watch the Video Honoring Chang >>  

Read the feature about Chang in the UCM Magazine.

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